The Crescent City Lighthouse was the eleventh lighthouse built on the West Coast. It is one of the oldest lighthouses on the West Coast and the oldest on the north coast of California.
In 1856 construction of the lighthouse was begun on Battery Point islet, a rocky point of land accessible by foot from the mainland during periods of low tide
In 1856 construction of the lighthouse was begun on Battery Point islet, a rocky point of land accessible by foot from the mainland during periods of low tide. The Light House Service constructed a Cape Cod dwelling with a tower rising through the center. The light, visible for fourteen miles at sea, was a significant navigational aid to ships traveling up and down the Pacific Coast
The town’s future depended on its harbor, a crescent shaped port, for a reliable access to the sea.
In addition, the lighthouse marked the entrance to the small Crescent City harbor, an important point of entry to the gold fields of Southern Oregon during the 1850’s.
Always love a lighthouse
I love lighthouses as well whenever I see one I get a shot
Nice! Is it still operational? I always had a fantasy of running a lighthouse, except for that bright-light-thing. All, night, long.
Yes still operational , however its not like the old days where it has to be manned by someone staying there. John I too thought it would be cool to run a lighthouse
Great series, Thomas!
Thanks for the nice comment Nancy